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 Thursday, July 12, 2018
Just posted: Really Right Stuff PC-LR Round Panning Clamp Review.
 
Do you wish you would have opted for a panning clamp version of your tripod head? Or, do you only occasionally need a panning clamp? Those are just two reasons why this product might appeal to you.
 
The Really Right Stuff PC-LR Round Panning Clamp is in stock at B&H.
Post Date: 7/12/2018 8:19:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Just posted: Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head Review.
 
After reviewing the Really Right Stuff PG-02 Pano-Gimbal Head, I couldn't resist trying the fluid version of that head. That was a good decision.
 
The Really Right Stuff FG-02 Fluid-Gimbal Head is available for order at B&H.
Post Date: 7/11/2018 8:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Just posted: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review.
 
This is a great little lens. While image sharpness was not improved significantly in this lens upgrade, other aspects have been significantly improved.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/10/2018 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 6, 2018
Image quality test results from a second Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens are now available.
 
The difference between the two lenses is only slight.
 
Here is a difference that you are not going to struggle to see. That's an impressive improvement.
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/6/2018 11:40:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 5, 2018
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Review page.
 
The first comparison you want to see is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Lens vs. the previous Canon f/4L IS Lens. The version I lens has superb image quality and the II appears similar in its capability.
 
Here are two more suggested comparisons:
 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Lens vs. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Lens vs. Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens
 
The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM Lens from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/5/2018 7:59:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 2, 2018
Just posted: Sony a7 III Review.
 
The Sony a7 III is a lot of camera for the money.
 
The Sony a7 III is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
Rent the Sony a7 III from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 7/2/2018 6:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 29, 2018
Image quality test results showing resolution have been added to the Sony a7R III Review and the Sony a7 III Review (this review will be completed soon).
 
Here are some comparisons:
 
Sony a7R III compared to the Sony a7 III
Sony a7R III compared to the Canon EOS 5Ds R
Sony a7R III compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Sony a7 III compared to the Canon EOS 6D Mark II
 
The Sony a7R III is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX. Rent one from Lensrentals.
 
The Sony a7 III has been so incredibly popular that it is sold out everywhere. This camera is available for preorder at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX. The a7 III is eBay, but at the premiums being charged, you should probably just get the a7R III. Preorder right now from one of the trusted retailers just mentioned to get the best spot in the a7 III preorder line.
 
Or, rent one right away from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/29/2018 7:44:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Just posted: Breakthrough Photography Night Sky Light Pollution Filter Review.
 
Check out this interesting tool for photographing the night sky in areas affected by light pollution (where most of us live).
 
The Light Pollution Filter is in stock at Breakthrough Photography.
 
What do you think? Are light pollution filters important for photographing the night sky?
Post Date: 6/27/2018 8:05:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Just posted: Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens Review.
 
The price of this lens is especially attention-garnering.
 
The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Post Date: 6/26/2018 7:31:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 25, 2018
Image quality test results have been added to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens page.
 
Like the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens has strong geometric distortion and current Sony cameras have the distortion correction menu option grayed-out. Distortion correction is always enabled when this lens is mounted and this means that the corrected image is seen in the electronic viewfinder and we are not able to determine the required precise test chart framing for the uncorrected view. So, understand that the image quality results for the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens include distortion correction and that this lens has strong distortion at the longer and shorter focal lengths.
 
Here are some comparisons to get you started:
 
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS compared to Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS compared to Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS compared to Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens
 
This lens currently has a $300 instant rebate available. The Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
 
B&H also has a 9+-rated used 24-70mm f/4 ZA in stock for only $729.95!
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/25/2018 8:14:38 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 22, 2018
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs, measurements and standard product images have been added to the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens page.
 
Before going any further, we need to talk. Most cameras today have built-in lens abberation correction that can optionally be enabled/disabled. Sony's a7R III and similar cameras are included in this group.
 
When testing lenses, we disable all lens abberation correction. We want to see how well the lens performs without any software enhancements. Software enhancements can be applied to the results from any lens, but some of this processing can be destructive – especially distortion correction.
 
Any processing made before the raw file is created cannot be controlled and some have accused Sony of this tactic. Addressing these accusations is not he point of this tangent, but I can tell you that the distortion correction menu option is grayed-out and distortion correction is always enabled when this lens is mounted. This lens has extremely strong barrel distortion that Sony apparently doesn't want anyone to see.
 
With distortion correction enabled, the corrected image is seen in the electronic viewfinder and we are not able to determine the required precise test chart framing for the uncorrected view. So, understand that the image quality results for the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens include distortion correction and that this lens has very strong barrel distortion.
 
Capture One permits the distortion correction to be turned off and this is what the final ISO chart framing looks like:
 
Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens Uncorrected Distortion
 
Here are some comparisons you might find interesting.
 
Sony FE 28mm f/2 compared to Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2 compared to Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2 compared to Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2 compared to Nikon 28mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens
Sony FE 28mm f/2 compared to Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
 
The Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/22/2018 7:20:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 20, 2018
 Tuesday, June 19, 2018
 Friday, June 15, 2018
Image quality test results have been added to the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens page.
 
Looking for a bargain Sony lens? This best-seller qualifies.
 
Captured with different cameras, the following comparisons require a bit judgement and visualization skills.
 
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 compared to Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 compared to Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Nikkor Lens
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 compared to Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens
 
As always, many other comparisons are available.
 
The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | WEX.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/15/2018 9:00:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Image quality test results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Review.
 
The 400 DO IS II review was completed before the 5Ds R existed. To get these results added to the site, Canon USA loaned us another copy this lens. Under the scrutiny of the ultra-high resolution 5Ds R, the center of the frame is showing a touch of softness in the center at f/4 in this copy of the lens, but this lens performs impressively otherwise.
 
Here are some comparisons to get you started:
 
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 400mm f/2.8L IS II Lens
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 300mm f/2.8L IS II Lens with 1.4x
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 400mm f/5.6L Lens
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 200-400mm f/4L IS II Lens
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II compared to 200mm f/2L IS Lens with 1.4x
 
The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens is in stock at B&H | Amazon | Adorama.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 6/12/2018 9:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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